List of best-selling game consoles by region

This is a list of best-selling game consoles by region. This page consists of countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and other PAL regions, also adding NTSC regions. PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 576i, such as Europe and Asia. NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee, is the analog television color system that was used in North America from 1954 and until digital conversion.

  Background shading indicates video game consoles on the market.

# indicates current generation consoles on the market.

AsiaEdit

Region-wideEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sony PlayStation 2 (With New PlayStation 2) March 4, 2000 25,420,000[1] March 2007
PlayStation (With PS one) December 4, 1994 21,590,000[2]
PlayStation 2 (Without New PlayStation 2) March 4, 2000 18,020,000[1]
PlayStation (Without PS one) December 4, 1994 17,400,000[2]
New PlayStation 2 November 3, 2004 7,390,000[1]
PS one July 7, 2000 4,190,000[2]
Sega Dreamcast November 27, 1998 2,690,000[3] March 2001
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 2,258,900[4] 2018
Microsoft Xbox 2002 1,800,000[5] June 2005
Nintendo 3DS # February 26, 2011 1,047,760[4] 2018

Middle EastEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sony PlayStation 2 2003 5,200,000[6] March 2010
PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 5,200,000[6]
Nintendo DS 2005 850,000[6]
Sony PlayStation 3 ? 450,000[6]
Nintendo Wii 315,000[6]
Microsoft Xbox 360 180,000[6]

South KoreaEdit

Most Consoles have different names (not used), but are the same.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sega Master System (named as "Gam*Boy") April 1989 730,000[7] 1993
Daewoo Zemmix 1985 415,000[7] 1992
Nintendo NES (named as "Comboy") December 1989 360,000[7] 1993
Sega Mega Drive 1990 194,000[7]
Nintendo Switch # December 1, 2017 110,000[8] February 8, 2019
SNES (named as "Super Comboy") 1992 80,000[7] 1993

JapanEdit

Based on figures from Famitsu unless noted.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo Nintendo DS December 2, 2004 32,990,000[9] March 2013
Game Boy and Game Boy Color April 21, 1989 32,470,000[9] March 2003
Nintendo 3DS Family # February 26, 2011 25,260,000[10] March 2020
Sony PlayStation 2 March 4, 2000 21,454,325[11] July 2008
PlayStation Portable December 12, 2004 19,632,197 December 14, 2014
Nintendo Famicom (NES) July 15, 1983 19,350,000[9] March 2004
Sony PlayStation December 3, 1994 18,855,344 April 1, 2004
Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES) November 21, 1990 17,170,000[9] March 2004
Game Boy Advance March 21, 2001 16,960,000[9] March 2009
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 15,537,184 0ctober

2020

Wii December 2, 2006 12,750,000[9] March 2014
Sony PlayStation 3 November 11, 2006 10,469,971[12] 2017
PlayStation 4 # February 22, 2014 9,215,168 September 6, 2020
NEC PC Engine October 30, 1987 8,000,000[13] ?
Sony PlayStation Vita # December 17, 2011 5,863,022 December 29, 2019
Sega Saturn November 22, 1994 5,750,000[14] March 1999
Nintendo Nintendo 64 June 23, 1996 5,540,000[9] March 2008
Famicom Disk System February 21, 1986 4,500,000[15] ?
Nintendo GameCube September 14, 2001 4,040,000[9] September 2008
Sega Mega Drive October 29, 1988 3,580,000 June 22, 1996
Nintendo Wii U # December 8, 2012 3,340,000[9] March 2017
NEC PC Engine Duo + CD·ROM2 September 21, 1991 1,920,000[14] March 1996
Sega Dreamcast November 27, 1998 1,918,837 February 17, 2002
Bandai WonderSwan March 4, 1999 1,803,092 April 1, 2004
Sega Game Gear October 6, 1990 1,780,000[14] March 1994
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 10, 2005 1,614,940 August 31, 2014
Sega Sega Mark III (Master System) October 20, 1985 ≈1,000,000[16] 1988[17]
Microsoft Xbox February 22, 2002 472,994 April 12, 2005
Sega SG-1000 July 15, 1983 ≈440,000[17] 1988
Mega CD December 12, 1991 400,000[14] March 1996
SNK NeGeo Pocket October 28, 1998 311,315 July 29, 2001
Nintendo Famicom Modem 1988 300,000 1989
Epoch Super Cassette Vision 1984 300,000[18] 1986
Cassette Vision 1981 300,000[18]
TV Baseball 1978 230,000[18]
System 10 1977 200,000[18]
Microsoft Xbox One # September 4, 2014 140,700[19] June 2019
Sega 32X December 3, 1994 50,000[14] March 1995
Nintendo Virtual Boy July 21, 1995 14,000[14] March 1996
Epoch TV Tennis 1975 10,000[18] 1986

The AmericasEdit

North AmericaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 59,930,000[9] September 2013
Wii November 19, 2006 48,640,000[9] March 2015
Sony PlayStation 2 (With New PlayStation 2) October 26, 2000 50,000,000[20] March 2007
Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color July 31, 1989 44,060,000[9] March 2002
Game Boy Advance June 11, 2001 41,640,000[9] March 2008
Sony PlayStation (PS one included) September 9, 1995 40,780,000[2] March 2007?
Nintendo NES October 18, 1985 34,000,000[9] <March 1998
Sony PlayStation 2 (Without New PlayStation 2) October 26, 2000 32,380,000[20] March 2007
Nintendo 3DS # March 27, 2011 26,730,000[10] March 2020
Switch # March 3, 2017 24,110,000[21] June 2020
SNES August 23, 1991 23,350,000[9] March 2001
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) August 14, 1989 21,400,000-22,400,000[a] 1998
Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 20,630,000[9] March 2003
Sony New PlayStation 2 October 29, 2004 17,620,000[1] March 2007
Microsoft Xbox 2001 14,600,000[5] June 2005
Nintendo GameCube November 18, 2001 12,940,000[9] March 2008
Sony PS one ? 12,700,000[2] March 2007
Nintendo Wii U # November 18, 2012 6,490,000[9] March 2017
Sega Dreamcast 2000 4,640,000[14] March 2002
Saturn 1995/1996 1,800,000[14] March 1999

CanadaEdit

Based on figures from the NPD Group, as of August 1, 2008:[22]

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 1,300,000[23] <November 1999
Wii November 19, 2006 1,060,000 July 2008
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 870,000
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 520,000

United StatesEdit

Based on figures from the NPD Group unless told otherwise (not noted).

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 51,100,000[24] March 2009
Sony PlayStation 2 October 26, 2000 43,000,000[20] November 2008
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 30,000,000[25] July 2010
Sony PlayStation September 1995 28,252,996[26] March 2002
Nintendo 3DS # March 27, 2011 23,340,000[27] 2018
SNES August 23, 1991 >20,000,000[28] 2014
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) August 14, 1989 20,400,000[a] 1997
Nintendo 64 September 1996 17,169,159[26] March 2002
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 13,500,000[39] September 2009
Nintendo Gamecube November 18, 2001 11,700,000[40] April 2007
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 11,600,000[41] October 2008
Sony PlayStation Portable March 24, 2005 11,560,000[42][43] 2007
Microsoft Xbox November 15, 2001 10,000,000[44] 2004
Sega Dreamcast September 1999 3,960,622[26] March 2002
NEC TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine) August 29, 1989 2,500,000[45] 1991
Sega Master System June 1986 2,000,000[46] 1988
Atari 7800 January 1986 2,000,000[47] 1987?
Sega CD November 1992 1,500,000[48] 1994
Saturn May 11, 1995 1,281,947[26] 2001
32X November 21, 1994 500,000[49] 1994
NEC TurboDuo September 21, 1991 100,000[14] September 1992
Atari XE-GS 1987 100,000[50] 1987

MexicoEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sony PlayStation 2 2004 860,000[51] 2007

BrazilEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sega Master System September 4, 1989 >8,000,000[52] 2015
Mega Drive 1990 >3,000,000[53] 2012

EuropeEdit

Region-wideEdit

Based on figures from Garaph's Hardware Shipment Bar Graph Generator, as of Dec 31, 2018,[54] unless noted otherwise (only on region-wide)

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 38,100,000[24] March 2009
Sony PlayStation 2 (New PlayStation 2 likely included) November 24, 2000 48,000,000[55]
Nintendo Gameboy September 28, 1990 42,160,000 March 2003
Wii December 8, 2006 40,230,000 March 2017
Sony PlayStation (PS one included) September 29, 1995 40,120,000[2] March 2007
Nintendo 3DS # March 25, 2011 23,340,000 2018
Gameboy Advance June 22, 2001 22,870,000 March 2009
Sony New PlayStation 2 October 29, 2004 18,980,000[1] March 2007
PS one ? 11,260,000[2]
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 16,040,000[21] June 2020
SNES June 1992 8,580,000 March 2001
NES September 1, 1986 8,560,000 March 1995
Sega Mega Drive 1990 7,250,000[14] March 1994
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 7,000,000[56] September 2008
Sega Master System 1987 6,200,000[14] March 1993
Microsoft Xbox 2002 5,500,000[5] June 2005
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 5,000,000[55]
Nintendo Gamecube May 3, 2002 4,770,000 June 2008
64 March 1, 1997 14,500,000[57]
Sega Dreamcast 2000 1,630,000[14] March 2001
Saturn 1997 1,000,000[14] March 1999
Mega CD 1993 320,000[14] March 1994

Western EuropeEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Sales Figures
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 8,000,000[58]
Master System September 1987 6,800,000[59] <March 1995

FranceEdit

Based on GFK 2016 figures[60] unless noted

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 10,596,000 2016
Wii December 8, 2006 6,400,000[61] 2015
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 5,235,000 2016
Nintendo 3DS # March 25, 2011 4,765,000
Sony PSP September 1, 2005 3,582,000
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 3,379,000
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 3,221,000
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 2,000,000[62] January 2019
NES 1986 1,788,000[63] 2016
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 1,026,000
Nintendo Wii U November 30, 2012 832,000
Commodore Amiga ? 700,000[64] 1994
Sony PS Vita # February 22, 2012 535,000 2016
Atari XE-GS 1989 30,000[65] 1989
Epoch/Yeno Super Cassette Vision 1985 >17,800[18] 1986

GermanyEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Sales Figures
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 3,200,000[66] June 2016
Commodore Amiga ? 1,400,000[64] 1994
Nintendo NES 1986 1,200,000 Offline
Nintendo Wii December 8, 2006 1,000,000 Offline
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 800,000[59] <March 1995
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 710,000[66] June 2016
Nintendo Wii U # November 30, 2012 750,000[66] (estimated) June 2016
Switch # March 3, 2017 600,000 2017
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 500,000[67] March 2008
Sega Master System September 1987 500,000[59] <March 1995
Atari 2600 1978 450,000[68] 1983
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 281,000[69] June 2007
Mattel Intellivision 1982 100,000[68] 1983

SpainEdit

Manufacturer Console Release Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 5,700,000[70] Early 2012
Sony PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 5,000,000[71] Early 2009
PlayStation 4 # November 22, 2013 3,000,000[72] 2019
Nintendo Wii December 8, 2006 2,700,000[73] 2010
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 2,700,000[74] 2013
Nintendo GameBoy January 1991[75] 2,300,000[76] Late 1998/Early 1999
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 2,100,000[77] 2008
Nintendo Nintendo 3DS # March 25, 2011 2,000,000[78] Early 2018
GameBoy Advance June 22, 2001 1,600,000[79] 2004
Sony PlayStation September 29, 1995 1,400,000[80] 1999
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 1,000,000[81] 2011
Sega Mega Drive September 1990 <700,000[82][59] <March 1995 / 1994
Nintendo SNES June 1, 1992[83] 630,000[83] 1998
Sony PlayStation Vita February 22, 2012 600,000[84] Mid 2015
Sega Master System 1987[85] 550,000[59] <March 1995/ 1993
Nintendo NES 1987[85] 440,000[59] <March 1995/ 1993
Switch # March 3, 2017 340,000[86] January 2018
Microsoft Xbox One # November 22, 2013 305,000[86]~500,000[87] 2017
Nintendo GameCube May 3, 2002 <300,000[88] 2006
Sega Dreamcast October 14, 1999 200,000[89] Early 2001
Saturn July 7, 1995[90] 70,000[91] Early 1997

United KingdomEdit

Based on figures from GfK Chart-Track, as of January 3, 2009,[92] unless noted otherwise.

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 8,800,000 2008
Wii December 8, 2006 4,900,000
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 3,200,000
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 3,200,000
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 2,100,000
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 2,000,000[93]
Nintendo SNES April 1992 1,700,000[94] <March 1995
NES 1987 1,500,000[95]
Sega Master System September 1987 1,500,000[95]
Commodore Amiga ? 1,500,000[64] 1994
Nintendo 64 March 1, 1997 1,500,000[96]
Sony PlayStation 4 # November 29, 2013 1,000,000[97] April 2015
PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 1,000,000[98] November 10, 2001
Nintendo Switch # March 3, 2017 <300,000[99]

(Estimated)

October 2017
Wii U # 2011 150,000[100] 2012

AustraliaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sony PlayStation 2 November 30, 2000 2,200,000[101] January 2007
Nintendo Wii December 7, 2006 2,100,000[102] April 4, 2011
Microsoft Xbox 360 March 2, 2006 700,000[103] June 2009
Sony PlayStation 3 March 3, 2007 285,000[102] June 2008
Nintendo Gamecube September 14, 2001 167,899[104] Late 2007

Other PAL/NTSC regionsEdit

South AfricaEdit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Sony PlayStation 3 ? >300,000[105]
Nintendo Wii ≈126,000[106] 2009

"Other"/UnknownEdit

Nintendo other (Everything - (Japan + North America))Edit

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold Date of Figures
Nintendo DS ? 61,100,000[9] March 2016
GameBoy 42,160,000[9] March 2003
Wii 40,230,000[9] March 2016
3DS # 23,780,000[10] March 2020
Boy Advance 22,910,000[9]
Super Famicom/SNES 8,580,000[9] March 2001
Familcom/NES 8,560,000[9] <March 1998
64 6,750,000[9] March 2002
Switch # 6,700,000[21] March 2020
GameCube 4,770,000[9] March 2008
Wii U # 3,740,000[9] March 2017

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Disparate sources from a variety of magazines provide a more detailed history of Sega's first party North American through 1997, totaling over 20,400,000 million. The New York Times stated in 1998 "the company sold some 20,000,000 16-bit Genesis consoles in the United States alone".[29]
    • North American history
    1989-1990: 1,200,000[30]
    1991: 1,600,000[31]
    1992: 4,500,000[32]
    1993: 5,500,000[33]
    1994: >4,000,000[34]
    1995: 2,100,000[35]
    1996: 1,100,000[36]
    1997: 400,000[37]
    Total: >20,400,000

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